Breadwinners and Bedshitters Week 2
Week two is in the books and it was one for the ages. We witnessed a little bit of everything this week as some of the superstars of week 1 came crashing back down to Earth and the some of the disappointments from week 1 rose from the ashes. The NFL season is now in full swing and we have a brand new list of Breadwinners and Bedshitters for week 2.
Lamar Jackson looked like his former MVP self on Sunday in his dominant performance against the Miami Dolphins. Jackson was 21/29 for 318 yards through the air and added 3 TDs, including a 75 yard strike to WR Rashod Bateman. Jackson was also effective on the ground finishing with 119 yards and a 75 yard TD run. It would have been a very memorable performance for Lamar had it not been for the guy on the other side of the field that actually led his team to a victory.
Tua, Hill, Waddle
Tua Tagovailoa had his best game as a pro on Sunday against Lamar Jackson’s Ravens throwing for 469 yards and 6 TDs. Tua spread the ball around and hit 9 total receivers, none more than Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. Waddle and Hill had a combined 22 receptions, 261 yards and 4 TDs. The Dolphins make their way into a week three showdown vs the Bills. If they play like they did this weekend, they have a puncher's chance against the division champs.
Mike Williams apparently didn’t appreciate being on the Bedshitters list last week and rebounded nicely catching 8 targets for 113 yards and a TD on Thursday night. Williams, who was already expected to carry a huge target share, will benefit greatly from any prolonged absence of Keenan Allen. Even if Allen returns next week this should be closer to the norm for Big Mike, and we likely haven’t seen anywhere close to his ceiling.
For the second consecutive week Tom Brady and the Buccaneers squeaked out a win in a terrible showing, this time against division rival New Orleans. Brady threw 18/34 and for the second straight week only had 1 TD. He was missing Chris Godwin and Julio Jones in this one, and will go into a tough week 3 matchup against Green Bay without Mike Evans, who will be serving a one game suspension after he did his best Kurt Angle impression on Marshon Lattimore. The GOAT will do his best to climb his way off of the shit list next week.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. The Broncos gave up a healthy bounty of picks and players to acquire the services of Russell Wilson. So far the results have not been good. The Broncos did pick up a win this week, but Russ was just 14/31 for 219 yards and only 1 TD with 1 INT. It would be one thing if Russ had been bad against good competition but the Texans and Seahawks aren’t exactly striking fear into anyone. Russ draws San Fran next week in arguably his toughest matchup yet, and hopefully will rise to the challenge.
Jonathan Taylor made fantasy managers that selected him first overall, feel like kings in week one. Week two he reminded them all that fantasy football is a fickle bitch. Taylor was primed to eat in week two without top wideout Michael Pittman Jr, instead he was 22 less attempts and 6 less targets against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Taylor limped to 54 yards and wasn’t able to find the endzone. Taylors time on the toilet should be short lived as next week should be a shootout and we should see most of that volume return.